About 6 years ago I bought two Disston Quick Change Adapters for our
cordless drills. The nice thing about them is they are "springloaded"
All you have to do is push the drill bit (with the standard grooved
hex-base) into the adapter and it is secured by a little metal bar
inside the hole. To release the bit you just slide the collar down and
the metal bar slides down and releases the bit making it jump out at
least a foot. None of this manually sliding the collar up and down to
secure a bit like the Craftsman and Dewalt Quick-change systems. It is
truly a one-step, one-hand operation. The problem is I cannot find
them anymore. I bought them at Homebase before they went out of
business. Is there anything else out there that is similar to the
Disston? Or can anyone recommend some good websites for finding
Not sure if this is exactly what you mean, but Rockler have just bought out
a quick change countersink/driving setup called the Insty-Drive system.
I have the basic kit, but it doesnt have a spring load feature... Switching
bits is still faster than changing bits in the chuck :)
Might be worth a look.
I like the Insty Bits and counter sinks but not the bit holder. Too
bulky. I prefer the ones sold by McFeeley's. Slimmer and better
magnet. I do like the InstyBit holder that replaces a drill chuck,
Great for close quarters. I put one on my right angle drill.
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